Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Room Additions: Designing & Building -Garage Conversions -Attic Add-ons -Bath & Kitchen Expansions -Bump-out Additions

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Cool Springs Press, Jun 1, 2011 - House & Home - 240 pages
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Building a major addition to your house can take over your life or drain your bank account if you aren’t fully prepared with top-notch information. The Complete Guide to Room Additions is both an insurance policy for dealing with contractors and a planning guide that arms homeowners with vital information about the remodeling process. But it also is much more than that: it’s a hardworking how-to manual filled with hundreds of photos that show you the hammer-and-nail details that go into these major projects. From garage conversions to kitchen bump-pout expansions, dormer additions and more, this book will be an indispensable tool for any project that adds new square footage to your home’s footprint.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Gallery of Beautiful Additions
9
Planning Design
31
Preparing for Construction
57
Foundations
69
BUILDING A ROOM ADDITION
97
Conversions
236
ResourcesCredits
237
Index
238
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Chris Peterson is a veteran home improvement and design author. Among the many books he has written are 5-Gallon Bucket Book, Building with Secondhand Stuff, Manskills, four books in the Ideas You Can Use series, and many Black & Decker Complete Guides. He has also co-authored numerous home design books with noted media celebrities. He lives in Ashland, Oregon.
 

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